Build Your First Alexa Skill – Create the Interaction Model

This is the third post in a step-by-step Alexa skill creation guide: Introduction Set up Accounts Create the Interaction Model (this post) Create the Intent Handler Test the Skill In this post we’ll create the interaction model for our skill.  The interaction model defines the intents our skill will support, and describes the utterances a user […]

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This is the second post in a step-by-step Alexa skill creation guide: Introduction Set up Accounts (this post) Create the Interaction Model Create the Intent Handler Test the Skill In this post we’ll walk through setting up your Amazon developer account and creating an AWS account.  The process is fairly straight-forward, so if you’d like […]

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This series of posts will guide you through the process of creating your first Alexa skill.  To follow along, you need: An Amazon.com shopping account. A credit card, to create an Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) account.  Don’t worry, everything you do in this guide will be free. A phone (the AWS registration process will call […]

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The ASP.NET Core documentation includes instructions for publishing to IIS using Web Deploy from Visual Studio, but there were a few steps that weren’t covered.  For my reference in the future, I am documenting the process of creating a Windows Server VM in Azure, configuring it for Web Deploy, and using Web Deploy in Visual Studio 2015 […]

ASP.NET Core Localization – Culture

Globalization is the process of designing or retrofitting an application so that it is capable of supporting multiple cultures (languages and regions).  Localization is the process of adding the resources needed for the application to support a specific culture.  This is commonly thought of as providing text translations for the culture’s language, but it also […]

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Based on last week’s ASP.NET Community Stand-up, we should see RC2 released in the second half of May.  Until then, you can work with the daily builds and use VS Code for debugging by following these steps, which are based on the April 12th community stand-up: Install the .NET Core CLI Tools Run the ASP.NET Core CLI Samples Install […]